Let's talk trash



We're experiencing a shift toward a cleaner and more sustainable standard of living in Calcasieu Parish, but it's clear that we need to pick it up. Trash is a problem in our parish, but a preventable one.

 

Even though not everyone litters, everyone has to pay the consequences, for example:


  • Louisiana spends about $40 million in taxpayer dollars each year on litter removal, abatement, education and enforcement. It costs $11.5 billion annually to clean up trash in the U.S.

  •  93% of homeowners say a littered neighborhood would decrease their assessment of a home’s value and influence their decision to purchase a property.
  • 32% of litter at storm drains and drainage areas is tobacco products, which exacerbates flooding.

  • 36% of business development officials say that litter impacts a decision to locate to a community.

  • The presence of litter in a community decreases property values by nearly 10%.

We can do better. Take pride in your city. Pick It Up Calcasieu.


Pick It Up



adopt-a-spot

People participating in Adopt-A-Spot

Get a group together and schedule

a time to clean up an area of your

choice. Supplies provided.

FIND A DUMPSITE

Dumpsites

Calcasieu Parish has two dumpsites where residents can drop off

their trash for free.

report litter

Person throwing litter on the ground

Reporting litter is an easy process. Call 337-493-LITR (5487) or fill out our 'Report A Litterer' form here. 



Get Involved



We provide residents, businesses and schools information and resources to join us in our efforts to clean up Calcasieu Parish.


RESIDENTS

Citizen who cares about the environment and loves nature

Real change starts with you. Learn how you can get involved and make a difference in your community.

Businesses

Businessman

Learn how your business can join our efforts to clean up Calcasieu and help  change the culture around litter.

schools

Child learning in a classroom

Make a lasting impact on the children at your school with an anti-litter presentation by our litter team.



Enforcement



An important part of our effort to clean up Calcasieu Parish is collaborating with local law enforcement to ensure litter laws are enforced and up-to-date.